I know you said nothing about a full ride, I'm just stating my situation right now...
Ehhh, if you're looking for forward vocals, you may want to look elsewhere. The MD vocals are pretty neutral, to just a tiny bit pulled back, especially with the dog pads. Tbh while the HD600 isn't technically as good, it did have more intimate vocals, even if that range isn't necessarily forward on the FR graphs, the soundstage pushed it deep into my soul. YMMV of course.
Can someone send me a link to this thread through some means of communication?
First of, if the "deus ex machina" is done subtly and done so in a way that it makes sense in context, that's not deus ex machina. That's called good writing. Deus ex machina is more like this:
Some PP 20 spoiler (Click to show)
I think I understand what you hate about it actually: Makishima himself. I mean like you said, if Makishima didn't come you wouldn't know all this things about Sibyl and would've just be as happy as most people in PP-Japan. I think in the next 2 episodes Gen will tell the story of why Makishima is doing all this, but for now it looks like the typical anarchist. He said so himself actually why he's dong all this: in this world of sugar-coated tyranny, he want to see what will people on the edge do when they are given a real choice to make. He does it for that hikikomori dude that plays around in anarchists' forums things. He gave that female student artist the freedom to express herself more fully. The biggest one, I think, was he gave Akane real power to judge someone by giving her a shotgun to stop him from killing Yuki. He is, for all intents and purposes, Chaos; just want to see the world burn. He said that too when Sibyl offered him to join them.
Now on to Sibyl's flaws. I would like to think that I know how Gen thinks with this. Since I am assuming that Makishima, for now, it just Chaos, and as you said that Sibyl is Order; a perfect one to all eyes; he just want to see how the populace will react. And in all that effort, we know that Sibyl is as flawed as humans are, since they are essentially still human. In a sense, this is like "bring down the Big Brother" thing, only the populace is actually happy for once, and the rebel is just some psychopath.
I feel like the show, looking relatively in its universe/timeline, is showing how Sibyl usually deals with psychopaths that it can't judge through cymatic scan, and failing. Usually all those psychopaths agree on Sibyl's offer, but this one time it's someone like Makishima, a, so far and dare I say, chaotic neutral. He is the MacGuffin to show how flawed is Sibyl is.
That's what I think at least. Correct me if I'm wrong though.
For the record, I'm not conveniently ignoring your long post on the world of Psycho-Pass; I agree with it too.
Dang, that's an absolutely awesome post. So much win! I'm not even going to try and get involved. All I can say is niceu!
>:O Is that you?